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Fantasy football impact of Geronimo Allison joining Lions

We break down the fantasy implications of Geronimo Allison joining the Lions.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison before the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium.  Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions are hoping to improve their receiving corps ahead of of the 2020 season and have continued to add talent ahead of the NFL Draft. They have signed former Green Bay Packers wideout Geronimo Allison to a one-year deal, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Allison wasn’t much of a factor with the Packers in 2019, finishing with 34 receptions for 287 yards and two scores in 16 appearances. Now he’ll have a shot at contributing to a Detroit team that had the most productive duo in the league in terms of scoring last season.

Fantasy football analysis: Packers WR Geronimo Allison

Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones are the Lions’ presumptive starting wide receivers for next season. They combined for 1,969 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2019. Danny Amendola ranked third on the team with 678 receiving yards and a score while tight end T.J. Hockenson was behind him.

It’s not likely that Allison will get a chance to start with this group, but he could become Detroit’s WR4. Matthew Stafford slings the ball around to everyone, so that doesn’t mean Allison can’t have a decent year. However, if he couldn’t make his mark as a part of Green Bay’s unproductive receiving corps last season, he could have his work cut out for him.